The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 10 August 2013

An entire hour of newly released music, including David Mellor's Album of the Week.

This week, David's Album of the Week features the complete violin and piano music of Franz Schubert. It's magically performed by Cédric Tiberghien on the violin with the pianist, Alina Ibragimova.

David's verdict? "A joy from beginning to end," he says.

There's also Mozart, Vivaldi, lullabies on the harp, and little known piano music from a British composer who deserves a renaissance. 


Best Bargain

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet and Kegelstatt Trio
Wolfgang Meyer/Quatuor Mosaïques
Naive NC40023

David's verdict: "I certainly wouldn't want to be without these delightful performances."

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi
Naive 30455

David's verdict: "As good a version of the Four Seasons as you'll ever find."

Connoisseur's Choice

Libera, Nos - The Cry of the Oppressed
Contrapunctus/Owen Rees
Signum Classics SIGCD338

David's verdict: "Splendidly recorded. High quality stuff, let me tell you."

Best for Beginners

Catrin Finch: Lullabies
DG 4791482

David's Verdict: "Plenty of good stuff."

Album of the Week

Franz Schubert: Complete Works for Violin and Piano
Cédric Tiberghien/Alina Ibragimova
Hyperion CDA67911/2

David's verdict: "A joy from beginning to end."

Choice for the Curious

Samuel Coleridge Taylor: Undiscovered Piano Works
Waka Hasegawa
Naxos Metropolis MR1301